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Operation Airbridge

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the budget is for Operation (a) Airbridge and (b) Wentbridge. (197458)

The current budget for Operation Airbridge, which is solely funded by HM Revenue and Customs, is £250,000 per year. The current budget for Operation Westbridge, which is jointly funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office is also £250,000. Neither budget includes the cost of the salaries of the staff deployed overseas, or support staff in the UK.